LaVar Ball must not be selling enough of those $60 t-shirts over at his Big Baller Brand online store — where he sells merchandise for his three boys without using their likeness — because he wants more, more, more. A whole lot more.
In a new story for USA Today, LaVar Ball said he will try to sell his three boys as a package endorsement deal to Nike, Under Armour or Adidas for one billion dollars.
“A billion dollars, it has to be there,’’ Ball said. “That’s our number, a billion, straight out of the gate. And you don’t even have to give it to me all up front. Give us $100 mil over 10 years.’’
In that same story, we learn Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball, a high school senior, each drive $100,000 BMWs. LaMelo Ball isn’t old enough to drive yet, but he will also get one from his parents, a personal trainer and a middle school teacher. (Something doesn’t add up there.)
Will someone please tell this man he is hurting his sons’ brand? Nike, Under Armour and Adidas aren’t paying top dollar if everyone hates his sons, which is really easy to do because of comments like this. Plus LiAngelo Ball isn’t even good enough for all the talkin’ going on. He is the 55th-ranked shooting guard in the class.
I honestly can’t wait to see the Ball family in Memphis. Maybe I should tell him.